Maine News Events Calendar July 25 - Maine News (2023)

The MAINE NEWS CALENDAR of Events is updated and published online daily. The “calendar week” begins on Saturday and submissions for the digital calendar should be emailed a week or more in advance. Submissions for print should be at least two weeks before the event. Our deadline chart can be found at www.turnerpublishing.net/pdf/Deadlines.pdf. To add an event to either calendar, email articles@turnerpublishing.net.
Weeks in listing are Saturday through the following Friday.
Listings for events that are three consecutive days or more, including most theater performances and art exhibitions, are at the bottom of the daily section; listings of regularly recurring weekly or monthly events are below that, listed by town or city in alphabetical order

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: Those attending live events should prepare to follow the event’s public health and safety measures, including possibly wearing a face covering and practicing social distancing.

JULY 23-29
July 26 – Author Mark Alan Leslie, “The Crossing,” origins of Ku Klux Klan in Maine, 7 p.m., West Minot Grange Hall, 186 West Minot Road, Minot.
July 27 – Hiring event with local employers, 10 a.m.-noon, outdoors, Lewiston CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way, Lewiston.
July 27 — Sean Fleming, Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul Summer Organ Concert Series, 12:15-12:45 p.m., 122 Ash St., Lewiston, free, open to public, donations for upkeep of organ accepted.
July 27 — Author Alison Glick, “The Other End of the Sea,” 6 p.m., Rangeley Public Library, 7 Lake St., Rangeley, free, open to public, stop by or call 207-864-5529 to sign up.
July 27 — Author Bill Roorbach, 6:30 p.m., Bailey Library, 39 Bowdoin St., Winthrop, 207-377-8673, www.baileylibrary.org.
July 28 – Jerry Bryant, singer and storyteller, traditional sea chanteys, 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30, free, open to public, Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St., Norway.

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JULY 30-AUGUST 5
July 30 — First Universalist Church inside yard sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. church vestry, Route 117, Turner Center.
July 31 – Belgrade Village Green Craft Show Summer Series, 10 a.m-3 p.m., Village Green, south end of Belgrade Lakes, corner of West and Main streets, rain or shine.
July 31 — Clean Water Act 50th anniversary celebration, free, open to public, 10 a.m. paddle, Canton boat launch, 7 Staples Hill Road (bring kayak, canoe, PFD); noon free lunch, Canton Historical Society Museum, 25 Turner Road, special museum exhibit; 2 p.m. tour of Patriot Renewables Canton wind farm, Canton Mountain, registration encouraged, donation opportunity, schedule available, at androscogginwatershed.org/event-4807518.
July 31 — Oxford Seventh Day Adventist church yard and bake sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 259 Fore St., Oxford, rain or shine, 207-381-7433.
Aug. 3 – Waterford Summer Breakfast, 7:30-10 a.m., Wilkins House, Plummer Hill, Waterford, $10, $5 for under 10, proceeds benefit Wilkins House upkeep.
Aug. 3 — Bridgette Wargovich, Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul Summer Organ Concert Series, 12:15-12:45 p.m., 122 Ash St., Lewiston, free, open to public, donations for upkeep of organ accepted.
Aug. 4 – Mystery Help Night, for those who want to discuss solving the summer mystery, 6 p.m., Treat Memorial Library, 56 Main St., Livermore Falls.
Aug. 5 – Job search help with rep from Career Centers, 1-3 p.m., first come, first served, Treat Memorial Library, 56 Main St., Livermore Falls.

AUGUST 6-12
Aug. 6 — Neighbors Driving Neighbors Community Breakfast fundraiser, 9-11 a.m., Mount Vernon Community Center, 2 North Road, Mount Vernon.
Aug. 6 — Friends of the New Gloucester Library Book and Bake Sale special members-only preview, noon-2 p.m. (membership available at door) Community Building, 381 Intervale Road, New Gloucester.
Aug. 6 — Porter Lake Association annual Bean Hole Bean Supper, 4 p.m., Strong Public Beach, raises money for annual swim program. Rain location is Forster Memorial Building in Strong.
Aug. 6 — Belgrade Fire and Rescue Bean Hole Supper, 5-7 p.m., Community Center for All Seasons, 1 Center Drive (off Route 27), Belgrade.
Aug. 6 — The International Fly Fishing Film Festival, 7:30 p.m., Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main St., Rangeley, benefits Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society, ticket information outdoorheritagemuseum.org.
Aug. 7 — Friends of the New Gloucester Library Book and Bake Sale, noon -4 p.m., Community Building, 381 Intervale Road, New Gloucester.
Aug. 7 – Sandy River Ramblers, to benefit Bethel Area Arts & Music, “pay as you wish,” 4-6 p.m., Gem Outdoor Theater, 22 Cross St., Bethel, Proof of a COVID vaccine is required for anyone over 12, bring a lawn chair.
Aug. 7 — 15th annual Hugh Ogden Memorial Evening of Poetry, 4:30 p.m., Rangeley Public Library, 7 Lake St., Rangeley, free, open to public, light refreshments, vaccine or mask required, register in advance for planning purposes 207-864-5529, or stop by.
Aug. 8 – Jazz Time 99, Summer Outdoor Concert Series, 7 p.m. Haley Pond Park, High Street, Rangeley (if it rains, RFA Lakeside Theater, 2496 Main St.), rangeleyarts.org.
Aug. 10 — Randall Mullin, Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul Summer Organ Concert Series, 12:15-12:45 p.m., 122 Ash St., Lewiston, free, open to public, donations for upkeep of organ accepted.
Aug. 10 — Free kids open house, 1-4 p.m., theme “herb garden treasures,” Knight House/Downing Shoe Shop, north end of Garden Hilton Hotel parking lot, Auburn, hosted by Androscoggin Historical Society.
Aug. 10 — Antarctic guide and Mount Everest climber Ed Webster on Shackleton expedition, 6 p.m., Rangeley Public Library, 7 Lake St., Rangeley, free, open to public, call 207-864-5529 or stop by to sign up.
Aug. 10 — Belgrade annual season residents meeting, 6:30 p.m., Community Center for All Seasons, 1 Center Drive (Route 27, just south of the village). All are welcome.
Aug. 12 — Take-out BBQ, 4-7 p.m., Winslow Congregational Church, 12 Lithgow St., Winslow, part of Winslow Blueberry Festival, 207-872-2544, winslowucc.org/blueberry-festival.

AUGUST 13-19
Aug. 13 – 51st annual Blueberry Festival, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Winslow Congregational Church, 12 Lithgow St., Winslow. Blueberry items, pancake breakfast, live music, yard sale, raffle, 207-872-2544, winslowucc.org/blueberry-festival.
Aug. 13 – Safe Voices’ Race to End Domestic Abuse and Violence 5K/10K, 8:30 a.m., Bates College Campus, Lewiston, safevoices.org.
Aug. 13 — Maine Wood Carver’s Association Show and Competition, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Foss Mansion, 19 Elm St., Auburn, free, open to public, donations accepted, mainewoodcarvers.com, womensliteraryunion.org.
Aug. 13 — Outdoor Heritage Museum outdoor sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., arts, crafts, antiques, benefits Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society, 8 Rumford Road, Oquoosoc.
Aug. 14 – Author B.J. Bangs, “Who Needs Men, I’ve Got Cats,” book signing, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. First Choice Animal Care Appreciation Event, 5 Storm Drive, Windham.
Aug. 14 — “Rocky Horror Show” auditions, 6 p.m., Community Little Theatre, 30 Academy St., Auburn, must be 18 or older, vaxxed, required audition information is at rockyforequality.com.
Aug. 15 — Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife free Wildlife Walk series hike, 8:30 a.m., Mount Pisgah Conservation Area, Winthrop, free, open to public registration required, click here.
Aug. 15 — “Rocky Horror Show” auditions, 6 p.m., Community Little Theatre, 30 Academy St., Auburn, must be 18 or older, vaxxed, required audition information is at rockyforequality.com.
August 15 – The Ball Bros. Band, Summer Outdoor Concert Series, 7 p.m. Haley Pond Park, High Street, Rangeley (if it rains, RFA Lakeside Theater, 2496 Main St.), rangeleyarts.org.
Aug. 17 – Waterford Summer Breakfast, 7:30-10 a.m., Wilkins House, Plummer Hill, Waterford, $10, $5 for under 10, proceeds benefit Wilkins House upkeep.
Aug. 17 — Former New York Times CEO and BBC director general Mark Thompson, “Disinformation: Why it works and how we combat it,” 6 p.m., Rangeley Public Library, 7 Lake St., free, open to public, 207-864-5529, stop by, to sign up.
Aug. 18 — Friends of Lithgow Library book sale, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop St., Augusta.
Aug. 18 — Author B.J. Bangs, “Who Needs Men, I’ve Got Cats,” book signing, 1-4 p.m., Rangeley Public Library, 7 Lake St., Rangeley.
Aug. 18 — The Sabattus Rec Running Program Prediction 5K, registration 5 p.m., race 6 p.m., fun, for all abilities, prizes (aside from top finishers) not based on who is fastest, $5 registration, Oak Hill Middle School, Ballpark Road, Sabattus, Sabattusrec.com, under “TEAMS”, Facebook at Sabattus Rec Club Running Program or Running@sabattusrec.com.
Aug. 18 – Canning workshop, 6:30 p.m., free, open to public, Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, 227 Main St., Lovell, 207-925-3177, www.charlottehobbslibrary.org.
Aug. 19 — Author B.J. Bangs, “Who Needs Men, I’ve Got Cats,” book signing, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Phillips Public Library, 96 Main St. Phillips.

AUGUST 20-26
Aug. 20 – Winthrop 34th annual Sidewalk Art Festival, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. downtown Winthrop.
Aug. 20 — Friends of Lithgow Library book sale, 9-11:30 a.m. Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop St., Augusta.
Aug. 20 — 47th annual Lovell Arts & Artisans Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., New Suncook School, Route 5, Lovell, rain or shine, free, open to public, benefits Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library.
Aug. 20 — Skowhegan Area High School Class of 1982 reunion, 3-10 p.m., Fairview Grange 342, Smithfield, bring picnic food, choice of beverage, games, etc. on shore of North Pond, free, 207-432-6005.
Aug. 22 – Sandy River Ramblers, Summer Outdoor Concert Series, 7 p.m. Haley Pond Park, High Street, Rangeley (if it rains, RFA Lakeside Theater, 2496 Main St.), rangeleyarts.org.
Aug. 23 — Hebron Historical Society, speaker Laura Brown, director of operations at Poland Spring Resort, on resort history, 7 p.m., Town Office, 351 Paris Road, Hebron, free, open to public.
Aug. 25 — Community yoga, 5-6 p.m., Head of Falls, Front Street, Waterville, free, open to public, sponsored by KV Connect, bring yoga mat or beach towel, water bottle, arrive 15 minutes early, RSVP it Summer Yoga in the Park on Facebook.

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AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2
Aug. 27 — Androscoggin River Adventure Canoe Race, race classes 10 a.m.; recreational classes 10:30 a.m., Rumford Public Boat Launch, U.S. Route 2 (next to McDonald’s), register, more information chisolmskiclub.org/paddlesports.
Aug. 27 — Free kids open house, 1-4 p.m., theme “preserving the harvest,” Knight House/Downing Shoe Shop, north end of Garden Hilton Hotel parking lot, Auburn, hosted by Androscoggin Historical Society.
Aug. 28 – Belgrade Village Green Craft Show Summer Series, 10 a.m-3 p.m., Village Green, south end of Belgrade Lakes, corner of West and Main streets, rain or shine.
August 29 – Jazz Time 99, Summer Outdoor Concert Series, 7 p.m. Haley Pond Park, High Street, Rangeley (if it rains, RFA Lakeside Theater, 2496 Main St.), rangeleyarts.org.

SEPTEMBER
Sept. 3 – Back to School Open House for kids, 1-4 p.m., free, West Auburn Schoolhouse, corner of Boothby Street and West Auburn Road, hosted by Androscoggin Historical Society.
Sept. 17 — Maine-ly Harmony and the Nor’easters barbershop men’s chorus, 2 p.m., South Parish Congregational Church, 9 Church St., Augusta.
Sept. 17 — Patten Free Library third annual Bath Book Bash, featuring children’s authors, illustrators, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Library Park, Bath, free, open to public, bathbookbash.org.
Sept. 25 – Belgrade Village Green Craft Show Summer Series, 10 a.m-3 p.m., Village Green, south end of Belgrade Lakes, corner of West and Main streets, rain or shine.
Sept. 25 – Old-fashioned board games, 1-4 p.m., free, West Auburn Schoolhouse, corner of Boothby Street and West Auburn Road, hosted by Androscoggin Historical Society.

OCTOBER
Oct. 1, 2 – Maine Garlic Festival, Lake George Regional Park, Skowhegan and Canaan, begins 9:30 a.m., kids under 12 free.
Oct. 8 – Belgrade Village Green Craft Show Summer Series, 10 a.m-3 p.m., Village Green, south end of Belgrade Lakes, corner of West and Main streets, rain or shine.
Oct. 9 – 23rd annual Waterford Fall Foliage Road Race, 5K Fitness Walk and One Mile Fun Run, Waterford Common, 11:30 a.m. kids’ race is free; noon 5K benefits Tony Waldeier Scholarship Fund, waterfordfall5K.com or Facebook.com/Fall5K.

NOVEMBER
Nov. 19 — 27th annual Holly Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rangeley Congregational Church Barn.

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EVENTS OF THREE DAYS OR MORE
July 2-28 – Exhibition of the photography of Walter Mularz, Lakeside Contemporary Art Gallery, 2493 Main St., Rangeley, free, open to public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
July 8-31 – Works of Sandra Pealer, July artist of the month, featured 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday- Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Main Street Gallery, 426 Main St., Norway.
July 22-30 — Camp Art Show, Gallery 302, 112 Main St., Bridgton, 10 a.m-6 p.m. every day, closes at 5 p.m. Sunday, free, open to public.
Aug. 11-21 – L/A Community Little Theatre, “School of Rock – The Musical,” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11-13, 18-20, 2 p.m. Aug. 14, 21, 30 Academy St., Auburn, laclt.com.
Aug. 12-14 — Oak Hill High School ‘Lost Weekend’ reunion for classes of the 1980s, RSVP christian.behr@gmail.com, for details visit Facebook event page.
Aug. 16-19 — Maine CASA for Children volunteer training, 207-213-2865 or casa@courts.maine.gov.
Oct. 27-29 – “Rocky Horror Show,” CLT After Hours, Community Little Theatre, 30 Academy St., Auburn, rockyforequality.com.

WEEKLY/MONTHLY RECURRING EVENTS
Listed by town/city

AUBURN
Androscoggin County Republicans, 6:30 p.m., second Thursday of month, Auburn City Hall, 60 Court St.

BELGRADE
Belgrade Historical Society, 6-8 p.m., second Monday of the month, Belgrade Town Office, 900 Augusta Road, public is welcome, 617-548-3569 or dilib56@aol.com.

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BRIDGTON
Al-Anon, 5-6 p.m. Tuesday Lakes Region Recovery Center, 25 Hospital Drive, 207-803-8707.
Community Ping Pong Program, 1-4 Sunday $1 to participate, open to all Town Hall, 26 North High St.
Narcotics Anonymous, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday Lakes Region Recovery Center, 25 Hospital Drive, 207-803-8707.
Veterans Stronger Together, 4-5 p.m. Monday, Lakes Region Recovery Center, 25 Hospital Drive, 207-803-8707.

RANDOLPH
Maine-ly Harmony women’s barbershop group, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Randolph United Methodist Church, 16 Asbury St., Randolph, women of all ages who like to sing welcome. Call Lea at 207-622-1273 or Jenny at 207-441-2816.

SABATTUS
American Legion Post 135 free coffee, doughnuts, 8-10 a.m. Wednesday, 40 Island Road.
Sabattus Recreation Running Club run, 6:30 p.m., meets at Sabattus Mini-Mall parking lot, in front of Mixer’s Nightclub. Weekly, year-round open to runners of all abilities.

SKOWHEGAN
Al-Anon, hybrid meeting, 7-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Skowhegan Federated Church, Island Avenue, 1-800-498-1844, www.maineafg.org

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TURNER
Boy Scout Troop 187 6:30 p.m. every Monday. Contact Robert Quick 207-330-9657.

WINTHROP
Winthrop Maine Historical Society, first Thursday of month, 6-8 p.m., Winthrop History and Heritage Center, 107 Main St., 207-395-5199, winthropmainehistorical@gmail.com.

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